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Hi folks,

I feel the need to vent and then take a deep breath and go on !

I have been waiting for 2 years for my Bariatric Bypass surgery and was scheduled for this Friday the 14th of Dec.
I was so anxious ! Well it was too good to be true. The hospital called and informed me that it is delayed until January 9th.

I have been on a very strict diet since Dec. 1st and lost 21 lbs. Now I will start the diet again on the 2nd of Jan.
I know ti's not that far away, but the timing was perfect, and I told my boss the new date and he was a bit disappointed also. In Quebec most industrial businesses close down from the 23rd of Dec. until the 2nd of Jan. So I was going to be in recovery mode during that period. Now I will be recovering during the normal business of January.
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2 years...
something is very wrong w/ that...

here's pulling for yaDan...
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Hi folks,

I feel the need to vent and then take a deep breath and go on !

I have been waiting for 2 years for my Bariatric Bypass surgery and was scheduled for this Friday the 14th of Dec.
I was so anxious ! Well it was too good to be true. The hospital called and informed me that it is delayed until January 9th.

I have been on a very strict diet since Dec. 1st and lost 21 lbs. Now I will start the diet again on the 2nd of Jan.
I know ti's not that far away, but the timing was perfect, and I told my boss the new date and he was a bit disappointed also. In Quebec most industrial businesses close down from the 23rd of Dec. until the 2nd of Jan. So I was going to be in recovery mode during that period. Now I will be recovering during the normal business of January.
Surprised ??? Try to put a positive spin on the situation. Everything happens for a reason, right? Best of luck Dan. We are rooting for you!
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Dan, I wouldn't worry about being off during work time. At least you can enjoy Christmas not being laid up. Your boss will get along just fine without you. I hope you come through the operation with flying colors.

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The hospital called and informed me that it is delayed until January 9th.
One of the several downsides to socialized medicine. Hopefully they don't keep postponing it.
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Sorry to hear this Dan. Imo the system is broken . They have been kicking and screaming to get are very own high resolution MRI machine here .
It was going to be so beneficial to the area . Well it is, but only the high arcky and 1 percenters.
Was taking with a friend , and had drive to the next province to get an MRI image taken , as he recently was diagnosed with MS.
So I asked him why he was driving there when we recently got one ?
Well apparently there’s a 2 year waiting list , well unless you have 8K in your back pocket
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A saying in the doctor business is that you can have fast care, good care or cheap care, but you can only have two at a time. The rich have and will always have the ability to get what they want. But they pay a premium for medical care because they produce the only serious profits that serve to offset the low payments from covered care. This is a very complicated problem and something the government really doesn't do very well. One of the biggest increases in cost of care have come with government reimbursement levels.

I'm covered by a privately operated plan out on the West Coast. Very highly rated care, and they have also set up Urgent Care centers to handle the ordinary illnesses without delay. It is run by and owned by doctors and they realized the trick was to cut out all the delays. They have always allowed people on the plans with prior existing conditions. When I had my cancer diagnosis, I was under treatment in 10 days from the day they found it.

But it's getting pretty packed with people/members, and you can feel the wait time stretching out.
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You lot want to make sure youre never ill in the UK.
2 years is NOT a long time to wait. To balance that though, the health care incurs no extra cost to you. Every working person pays a percentage in to pay for it, so its not "free" as people refer to it, but the system really is overburdened.

On the other hand, I have been very pleasantly surprised how good the health care is here in Cyprus. Its based on the UK system, but is also means tested. At minimum national earnings (or less) there is no charge at all, for anything. Then as your earnings increase you are required to contribute a small percentage if you are ill in that tax year. But there is a cap on contributions per year, regardless of costs, so it would be possible to only have to pay something like 2000 euro, even if your treatment passed 20,000.

Private medical here though is unbelievably good. I can consult a private surgeon for (approx) US$50, and thats a one off payment regardless of number of visits. 6 years ago I had a knee problem. went to a private physio clinic ($50) they said MRI scan. I asked how long? He picked up a phone, spoke for a minute, and told me Tomorrow. Had the scan ($300) and went back to him the next day for the results.

But please dont all rush to live here, I dont want the wait to get any longer.(lol)
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Good luck Dan,hope all goes well for you.I have found reading a few good books is the best way to pass the time away. James.jj777746.
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